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"jimmy fallon" happening right [ cheers and applause ] in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: come on! that's what i'm talking about. the a great new york city crowd, right there. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon," everybody. are you guys excited for christmas? [ cheers and applause ] listen to this. the postal service says that the number of letters to santa has dropped this year because of e-mail, twitter, and facebook. and because george bush was busy writing "decision points." [ laughter ] speaking of bush, did you hear about this? a man in texas lost control of his car last night and ran it onto george w. bush's front lawn. [ light laughter ] it could have been worse. he could have lost control of the whole economy and run it into the ground. [ laughter ] it wasn't that bad. [ cheers and applause ] here's some big news. the white house announced that
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chinese president hu jintao is visiting d.c. higgins, hu's in town. [ laughter ] >> steve: i don't know. who's in town? >> jimmy: i just told you -- the chinese president. [ laughter ] >> steve: what's his name? >> jimmy: hu. [ laughter ] >> steve: the chinese president. what's his name? >> jimmy: who? [ laughter ] >> steve: i don't know! that's what i'm asking you! who's in town? >> jimmy: the chinese president is in town! >> steve: what's the chinese president's name? >> jimmy: hu! >> steve: the chinese president! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: the chinese president -- >> steve: his name's hu. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: yeah, you're right. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: a misunderstanding. check this out, you guys, a new study found that eating fried fish may increase your risk of having a stroke. especially if right when you're eating it, the fish turns its head and opens its eyes and goes "what's up?" [ laughter ]
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then you're totally going to have a stroke. you guys, this is my last monologue of this year, so before i forget, i just want to say thank you to all the people who helped me put it together every day, snooki, sarah palin, tiger woods -- [ laughter ] charlie sheen, hu jintao. [ cheers and applause ] i'm not sure what to make of this, you guys. scientists in japan have produced a genetically engineered mouse that can chirp like a bird. yeah. combination of mouse and bird. cats haven't been this excited since a man dangled a string. [ laughter ] this isn't good, you guys. there's some controversy over foot fetish videos online, featuring the wife of jets coach rex ryan. yeah, it's weird. it's weird. when i first read about rex ryan's foot fetish, i just thought they misspelled "food." [ laughter ] oh -- foot fetish. this is weird. a new study found that reindeer
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eat hallucinogenic mushrooms to escape boredom during the winter. [ light laughter ] i guess that explains the most popular reindeer game, "look at the cloud." [ laughter ] [ as rudolph ] "she thinks i'm cute! she knows my name! she's in my brain!" [ light laughter ] and finally, i heard that teen pregnancy in the u.s. hit an all time low last year. well, sure but only because bristol was doing "dancing with the stars." [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show! give it up for the roots! ♪ the touch, the feel of cotton the fabric of our lives ♪ ♪ the touch, the feel of cotton the fabric of our lives ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: yeah! that's what i'm talking about! aaron neville, right there, ladies and gentlemen! [ cheers and applause ] that is aaron neville, right there. this is his record, right there. "i know i've been changed." he'll be performing with the roots a little later on tonight. thank you so much for being here. i'm a big fan, buddy. >> thank you. >> jimmy: i'm honored to have you here. thank you, thank you, thank you. you guys, i just want to mention, real quick, last week, we had country music superstar john rich from big & rich stop by the show and we did a song together called "drunk on christmas." it's about getting wasted so you can deal with your family on the holidays. [ laughter ] anyway, we put it up on itunes two days ago. there is the cover, right there. and thanks to you guys, it cracked the top 100 list of most downloaded songs in two days. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] a christmas miracle. not only that but last time i checked, it was also the number nine most popular holiday song on itunes but, guys, i know we can do better. i know we can crack the top eight. [ light laughter ] let's help another christmas miracle happen. tell your friends, tell your family, go to itunes, get the song, request it.
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it's got john rich, it's got jimmy fallon, it's got that little girl from -- the opera singer from "america's got talent," angela brovomovitch or whatever her name is. [ light laughter ] she's on it. prince william's wedding song. [ light laughter ] god, it's blowing up. so, download it today, you guys. "drunk on christmas." it's a good tune. [ cheers and applause ] we got a great show for you guys tonight. it's our last one before the holidays. a legendary actor, the one and only james earl jones is here. [ cheers and applause ] one of the funniest stand up comedians ever, dave attell is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] i'm a huge fan. i love that guy. he's the best. [ cheers and applause ] and continuing our week of holiday songs sponsored by pepsi max, aaron neville will be performing! [ cheers and applause ] so excited. happy holidays, everybody. but first, this is the last show before we go on christmas break. it's time for one more edition of that beloved late night ra
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tradition, "12 days of christmas sweaters." here we go! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ 12 days of christmas sweaters this is it. ♪ >> jimmy: thank you. every night for the past 11 shows, we've been singling out one lucky audience member to take home a totally awesome christmas sweater from the "countdown to christmas cabinet." before we give away the last sweater, let's take a look at the christmas sweaters that have gone before. ♪ >> jimmy: there are exactly 12 shows before we go on christmas break so it's time for that beloved, late night tradition, "12 days of christmas sweaters." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ whoa! whoa! [ laughter ] they hung the fish as ornaments. who wants me to pick their number? come on! who wants it? [ cheers and applause ] -- 125, 250, 308. ♪ own it.
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yeah! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: those are some top shelf christmas sweaters. now, since this is the last day, let's open the last door -- door number one. [ drum roll ] wow. [ cheers and applause ] it's beautiful. look at this. hey, can we -- can we turn the lights down? turn the lights down a little bit? look at this guy. yeah. [ cheers and applause ] it's a magical sweater. this is good, all right. and thank you, arthur, for helping us out with these. let's see who is going home with tonight's sweater.
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everyone look at your seat number right now. i need you to jump up if i call your number, okay? let me know where you are. quest, can i get a drum roll please? [ drum roll ] who wants this beautiful christmas sweater? come on! [ cheers and applause ] 2-1-1! ♪ ah. that's what i'm talking about. how are you doing, buddy? nice to see you, my man. come on over. how you doing? >> good. >> jimmy: nice to see you, man. what si your name? >> eric. >> jimmy: eric? where are you from? >> jersey. >> jimmy: eric from jersey. good man. very good. and the engineers, that's your team? >> yes. i go to rpi. >> jimmy: oh, very good. awesome, buddy. do you play lacrosse or are you just a fan? >> yeah, i play. >> jimmy: oh really? what -- is there positions in lacrosse? >> attack. >> jimmy: you attack? [ light laughter ] >> yeah. yes. >> jimmy: good, yeah. so how long you been playing lacrosse? >> since like 7th grade. >> jimmy: really? >> actually, wait -- 3rd grade, i'm sorry. >> jimmy: 3rd grade? [ laughter ] >> you skipped four grades. it was a tough time. [ laughter ] it was a tough time, we don't
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want to talk about it. i'm not your therapist. we don't have to get into it. what are you planning to do? do you plan to play lacrosse like professionally in the future? >> no, i plan to be an engineer. [ laughter ] yeah. >> wait. i don't understand. so -- the engineers is the name of the team, is also what your life goal is? >> yes. >> jimmy: so if i wanted to play lacrosse, it'd be with comedians? [ laughter ] >> if you wanted it to be. >> jimmy: yeah. interesting. interesting, cool. [ laughter ] do you have a christmas sweater that you own? >> no. >> jimmy: wow. [ audience aws ] this is your lucky day. i mean, this is one of the most -- look at this one. [ cheers and applause ] do you want to see how it looks on you? let's give it a shot. i think it's a pullover, my man. >> there's a zipper. >> jimmy: oh yeah, there's a
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zipper by that bell there. yeah. right. this is exciting. don't worry about that. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] my gosh. >> i like it. >> jimmy: yeah? >> i like it. >> jimmy: good? ♪ [ cheers and applause ] it looks gorgeous. you're wearing it to the next game. >> of course. >> jimmy: you'll guaranteed win. absolutely. -- give him another round of applause. [ cheers and applause ] -- we'll be right back with "remix the clips," everybody. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ this aisle isn't big enough for two zeros. ♪ anything you can do, i can do better ♪ ♪ i can do anything better than you ♪ ♪ no, you can't ♪ yes, i can ♪ no, you can't ♪ yes, i can ♪ no, you can't ♪ yes, i can ♪ yes, i can is that all you got? ♪ p-e-p-s-i ♪ i'm up to my knees in zero calories ♪ ♪ pepsi to the max, so let's drink all of these ♪ ♪ snoop!
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stuff that's funny, weird, or interesting, and have our very own questlove remix it. there he is, right there, good man. [ cheers and applause ] our first clip was all over the place this week. this is what happens when you give a 3-year-old books for christmas. >> books? >> yeah! >> books for christmas? what the heck is that? [ laughter ] i don't get books. that's not toys -- that's books! [ laughter ] [ in high pitched voice ] >> jimmy: "books for christmas? what the heck is that? books for christmas." [ laughter ] this next clip is exactly the opposite. it's the classic brother and sister getting a nintendo 64 for christmas. [ screams ] >> nintendo 64! oh, my god!
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thank you! oh, my god! thank you! [ screams ] >> i think they're excited. [ screams ] >> yes! yes! yes! yes! [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: in this next clip, all of the neighborhood kids were gathered together for a special appearance from santa claus. it's time for santa to make his big entrance, so get ready, kids. >> we want santa! we want santa! we want santa! we want santa! >> where is he? uh-oh.
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oh, my. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: "santa's fine. santa's fine, here -- oh, my goodness." that's just great if he thought that was a great idea. [ laughter ] fly off of the roof onto his truck. [ light laughter ] our final clip comes from one of my favorite holiday movies, "a christmas story." this clip, ralphie's brother doesn't want to eat his meatloaf and his mom has an idea. she might be one of the coolest moms in the world. >> meatloaf, meatloaf, double beet-loaf. i hate meat loaf. >> how do the little piggies go? [ snorts ] show mommy how the piggies eat. [ snorts ]
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mommy's little piggy! [ applause ] >> jimmy: i love the dad, too. and ralphie. all right. those are our four clips we have today. questlove, let's see what you can do with them, buddy. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ double double double beet-loaf ♪ ♪ i hate meatloaf beet-loaf i hate meatloaf [ screams ♪ ♪ beet-loaf i hate meatloaf [ screams ] ♪ ♪ beet-loaf i hate meatloaf [ screams ] ♪ ♪ beet-loaf i hate meat -- [ screams ] beet-loaf i hate meatloaf ♪ ♪ [ screams ] [ screams ] ♪ ♪ what the -- what the heck -- what the heck is that? ♪ ♪ what the -- what the heck -- what the heck is that? ♪ ♪ what the -- what the heck -- what the heck is that? ♪ ♪ what the heck is that? what the heck is that? what the -- what the heck is that? ♪ ♪ what the -- what the heck --
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what the heck is that? ♪ ♪ what the -- what the heck -- what the heck is that? ♪ ♪ beet-loaf i hate meatloaf ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: give it up for questlove, right here! we will be right back with james earl jones! come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to our show, everybody. thanks for watching. our first guest is grammy, emmy and tony award-winning actor who can currently be seen on broadway starring in the play "driving miss daisy," which has been extended through april 9th. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome james earl jones! ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> hello. there are people here. hello. >> jimmy: welcome, welcome, welcome. >> thank you. >> jimmy: thank you for being here. >> hi. >> jimmy: that's the roots over there. happy holidays. you got a couple days off from the play? >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: that's good. [ laughter ] >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: are you excited about that? >> mm-hmm. >> jimmy: it's hard work. it's hard work. >> oh, no, no. it's hard fun. >> jimmy: okay. >> i love this play. i love the actors i'm working with. >> jimmy: yes. good to get a couple days off and get to celebrate the holidays. at least you -- are you celebrating in the city? or -- ? >> oh, no. go to the woods. >> jimmy: oh, really. >> going to the woods. >> jimmy: middle of the woods. >> yeah. there's snow still on the ground up in upstate there. >> jimmy: oh, really? is there really snow all ready? >> well, not much but enough to see. >> jimmy: no. yeah -- exactly. just to -- enjoy the holidays. >> with the deer tracks and the bear tracks. >> jimmy: do you like christmas? do you enjoy the holidays? >> oh, no, i don't. >> jimmy: you don't -- oh. don't appreciate them, no. they just don't -- [ laughter ] >> thanksgiving perhaps. >> jimmy: really, that's the one you like? >> eating and family. >> jimmy: yeah, that's your favorite thing. >> yeah. >> jimmy: you don't like gifts? giving and getting gifts and all that stuff? >> there was a time before i met my wife that i forsook christmas.
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>> jimmy: yeah. >> i told my family, my own family, that i was not receiving nor giving gifts. they accepted that. >> jimmy: yeah. >> it was great not to have to buy gifts. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's a good idea. [ laughter ] you just said, "hey, i'm not doing gifts this year." and they were like, "okay." >> yeah. >> jimmy: really? what was the favorite? do you ever remember getting a great gift? like -- >> my favorite gift and i've tried to tell this story before and it got confused. my gift was a horse. >> jimmy: oh. >> now, the gift was given to me at christmas time -- but i had to get the horse in the spring. because i had to go to this farm where they had a bunch of mares and the mares all had bags tied to their behinds. so, they were collecting urine for science. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i'm starting to figure out why you don't like christmas. yeah. [ laughter ]
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>> oh, no. i'm a farmer at heart. >> jimmy: oh, yeah, yeah. >> but they were collecting urine for some serum, some scientific purpose. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and i saw this quarter horse, beautiful. i said, that's the horse i want. bag and all. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: throw in the bag. >> and the farmer said, "you must approach it from the right." i said, "okay, fine, whatever." i said, "why?" he said, "well, she is blind in her left eye." it turns out, her name was chubby. [ light laughter ] and that's where i got in trouble. when i told this joke in london, i didn't know what a one-eyed chubby was. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: i didn't -- i didn't -- yeah, yeah, you're right. actually, yeah. i see -- i didn't see where -- you're totally fine. thank you for clearing that up. [ laughter ] so you did not receive a one-eyed chubby for christmas.
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you received a horse. [ laughter ] >> and it was great as long as we were standing still. i had my army saddle on her. >> jimmy: yeah. >> standing still. but when she galloped she always galloped sideways -- [ laughter ] and i always fell off. >> jimmy: started going that way. see you later. i'm going this way. look at this. you're on the cover of "the hollywood reporter" "legends" issue. that's a -- look at that. [ cheers and applause ] you look great. you look great there. oh i love that, right? i mean, phenomenal people. we've just had -- this is stiller and meara -- we just had them on. ben stiller's parents. they were just on the show the other day. did you know those guys before the photo shoot or no? >> i knew them way back in the '50s. we were part of a workshop together in shakespeare -- for shakespeare. >> jimmy: is that right? >> yeah. tom barber and i. >> jimmy: really fun, huh? >> yeah. it was fun. >> jimmy: oh, they're crazy. i love those guys. >> anne is nuts of course, you know. >> jimmy: she's crazy, yeah. yeah, i love her, yeah. >> but i love that kind of nuts. >> jimmy: yeah -- exactly. yeah, she knows what she's doing. yeah, yeah, yeah. but i love -- like jerry just got famous now
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from seinfeld, and all that stuff. but anne was the one. she was the comedy. he was the straight man. like he's the teller. he doesn't talk. you know, penn and teller. >> you're right. >> jimmy: he just kind of sits there as she talks. i love those guys. they're legends. and now, you're -- >> legends mean oldies but goodies. >> jimmy: no, i -- no, you were a legend years ago. you could have been on this cover years ago. i mean, listen to your voice for heaven's sake. >> okay. fine. thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: i mean that -- absolutely. i mean, darth vader? i mean -- gosh. did you ever have any idea that movie would be huge? >> no, had i an idea, i would have gotten a better contract. [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: how much did you get paid for "star wars?" >> $7,000 which was big money for me in those days. i was broke. but had i taken the kind of salary the actors took, and i couldn't, i would be a millionaire right away. but, no. i took a special effects salary. >> jimmy: is that right? you would -- >> because that's what i was, special effects. >> jimmy: you were just a voice over. >> yeah. david frost was the actor.
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>> that's right. wow. for all the movies? the three movies. >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah. man, and were you -- you weren't even credited on them either. >> i didn't want it. you know why? when mercedes mccambridge --the debate was who should get credit for the devil coming out of linda blair for "exorcist" -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: i said, "no." as great as mercedes mccambridge is, she was special effects in that so i had to be true to my principle. >> jimmy: to your craft. >> yeah. >> jimmy: and then you kicked yourself in the butt. you're like come on. [ laughter ] craft whatever. yeah. i mean, yeah. you're riding your one-eyed horse with a pee saddle. [ laughter ] awful. it ain't happening. [ laughter ] into the sunset. or whatever, wherever chubby wanted to go, i guess. >> wherever. >> jimmy: the one cool thing i got to say i love about you is that you were in -- [ laughter ] you were in -- when "sesame street" first came out you were in one of the first test things -- they just released a dvd and i saw --
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>> burt lancaster and i were the first probably known people to participate. i did the letters, did i? >> jimmy: yeah. >> and burt did the numbers up to 10. anyway, i said to mr. robinson, who was one of the producers, holly robinson's dad. i said, you know, this is not going to work because the children will be terrified of those muppet characters. [ laughter ] little did i know about children or monsters. you know? >> jimmy: yeah, they love them. >> yeah. >> jimmy: there you were on your one-eyed horse again going -- yeah. kids love these muppets. i actually have some footage of this and i think actually i might be a little scared of this. >> one. two. [ laughter ] three. four. [ car beeps ] five. [ laughter ] [ car beeps ]
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six. seven. [ laughter ] eight. nine. ten. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what happened at the end? what happened at the end there? >> speaking -- speaking of what terrifies children -- when i fell -- >> jimmy: yeah. >> children were terrified. >> jimmy: yeah. >> they were scared of me. i'm scared of him. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: falling down on ten -- you just went -- >> funny looking guy. >> jimmy: no, good looking guy. speaking of good looking guy you're in this play here with a bunch of good looking people "driving miss daisy." [ cheers and applause ] congratulations. it just got extended. you just got extended until april. >> yeah. >> that's big news. that's -- congratulations. that's one of the few plays that actually got extended -- >> yeah. >> jimmy: so, just think. everyone is raving about this. congratulations again. for those who don't know the plot to "driving miss daisy" do you want to explain it to anybody? >> well, it's about three people
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who make their way through the segregated south, atlanta, georgia, in the early '40s and on through the '70s. and my character gets hired to drive vanessa redgrave's character and boyd gaines plays her son and it's about the relationship they have. none of them have any power to change society. they just have the power to live in it as best they can and it's about their -- their -- i won't say struggles. everybody goes through struggles. >> jimmy: yeah. >> but they're coping with segregation. >> jimmy: very interesting. yeah, it's a fantastic play. and i congratulate you on your performance and the extension of the play, too. it's really good. you're doing a great job. we have, when we come back i was wondering if you could do a nice holiday reading for our audience. >> that's a hard one. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: maybe, maybe when we come back? >> yes. >> jimmy: i'll let you think about it over the break.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> welcome back everybody. welcome back. we have a very special treat for you tonight. ladies and gentlemen, here to read that christmas classic "'twas the night before christmas," james earl jones and aaron neville. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> 'twas the night before christmas. ♪ all through the house [ laughter ] >> not a creature was stirring. ♪ not even a mouse >> the stockings were hung by the chimney with care. in hopes that saint nicolas soon would be there. the children were nestled all snug in their beds. ♪ while visions of sugar plums danced in their heads ♪ [ scattered cheers ] >> when what to my wondering eyes should appear? ♪ but a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer ♪
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[ cheers and applause ] >> with a little old driver, so lively and quick. i knew in a moment it must be st. nick. ♪ now dasher and dancer now prancer and vixen on comet and cupid on donner and blitzen ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> his eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry. his cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry. he had a broad face and a little round belly. ♪ that shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly ♪ [ laughter and applause ] >> he spoke not a word but went straight to his work and filled all the stockings then turned with a jerk. and laying his finger aside of his nose and giving a nod -- up the chimney he rose.
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but i heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight, "merry christmas to all" -- ♪ and to all a good night ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the way to do it. thank you so much. james earl jones and aaron neville! happy holidays everyone! [ cheers and applause ] [ male announcer ] this is the evo 4g. this android, which powers the evo. this is something nice someone said about the evo. so is this. ♪ and this. and all this. and this is something really, really nice that someone said about the evo. well, we thought it was nice.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back, everybody. our next guest is a very, very funny comedian who has hosted his own comedy central show "insomniac" and is performing right here at caroline's on broadway from december 26th through the 30th. give it up for dave attell! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: dave attell, welcome to the show, i'm glad you're here. >> thanks for having me. >> jimmy: big fan, yeah, absolutely. >> let me just have one moment
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in the james earl jones cool. >> jimmy: yeah, you feeling it, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, your voice kind of sounds like him. >> [ deeper ] yes. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: absolutely, yeah. >> before we get started, can i just do one quick thing? a shout out to the troops. happy holiday to you and your families. we're thinking about you always. [ cheers and applause ] safe trip, safe home -- soon. >> jimmy: you do a lot of uso tours, don't you? >> yes, i do and this is what always gets me about the uso tour. it's like, do you really want a guy who looks like me coming to entertain the troops? i mean, really. [ light laughter ] don't they get this look all day long? i mean, really. [ laughter ] the crowd's slowly getting it, but yeah. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah -- >> mid-eastern, get it? >> jimmy: yeah, yeah, yeah. >> by the way, it was very hard getting into the building here. security in times square is tight, tight, tight. >> jimmy: yeah, that's the way they do it here. for the people who want to see the christmas tree. >> yeah, well that's the whole thing, like, i guess the days of wearing a turban, eating a falafel, doing a little ice skating are over. am i right? i mean -- [ laughter ] i think we can agree on that. >> jimmy: i think we can --
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i think we can probably all agree on that one, absolutely, yeah, yeah, yeah. >> gone. gone. >> jimmy: do you have any plans for the holidays here? are you -- >> well, i was kind of hoping to hook up with eric in that christmas sweater of his, 'cause -- [ cheers and applause ] you know -- by the way, where is that kid? >> jimmy: he's blinking right in the second row. >> i know. you never know when you want to go to a rave right after christmas eve. that's the perfect -- [ laughter ] >> jimmy: it is the perfect vest. >> he looks like he's ready to deal blackjack, like at the north pole or something, like you know -- [ laughter ] to penguins. "are you in? come on, elf. step up." >> jimmy: -- is done. thank you, everybody. >> but, no. let's see -- holiday plans? i guess being hebrew, a jew, and where are my jews, here in the crowd? anybody? [ cheers and applause ] there you go. >> jimmy: a lot of jewish people out there. >> christmas is a long day for the jews, all right? very long. i mean, you're set is like full tilt christmas. i mean, look at that. look at all the balls on the trees and you got these gifts over here. there's like a candy -- what is that? a gingerbread town or something?
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i mean -- [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: a gingerbread apartment building. >> yeah, it's kind of fruity but it's christmassy. you know, i get it. you know, jews, what do we have? we have the dreidel, which is pretty cool. [ cheers and applause ] do you mind if we -- do you mind if we go head to head? ready? >> jimmy: let's go. this is like "inception." >> it really is. [ laughter ] >> all right, here we go. this is so much better when you're high but right now, it's working. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: i've never played with a dreidel. >> okay, watch out. >> jimmy: all right. "watch out." >> whoa! oh, you know what that means. >> jimmy: what? >> oh, the interest rate went up. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's -- i love that you brought a dreidel. >> yeah, i did. i figured i'd bring a prop or something. you know? better that than a puppet, am i right? i mean, really. >> jimmy: i kind of enjoy puppets now and then. >> i know -- you're good -- i mean, you're like a triple threat. like, you're a comic. i know you're a comic. we've both been doing stand up for a while and you can sing and then you have this talk show so i don't know how you have time to do everything, i guess 4loko. how do you do it? [ laughter ] >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. i drink 4loko, yeah. i don't do it as much anymore. like i used to go out of my way to go see you, wherever you were because you were one of my
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favorite comedians and if you ever want to go see a comedian do stand up at a club and just destroy, you got to go see dave attell. it is so much fun watching you. [ cheers and applause ] i mean, it's just the best. it's so fun. you're in new york, you're playing caroline during the holiday things, which is -- it's a very different crowd. it's a very touristy crowd, not a lot of new yorkers. >> yeah. there's -- it's not the best situation for me 'cause i'm kind of like a dirty, filthy comic. i mean like, eric, you can come in. all right? [ laughter ] bring a sweater. and shouldn't a sweater have sleeves? i mean, honestly. >> no, no, no, it counts as a sweater. technically, yes. >> that's kind of like a trailer -- kind of a -- you know, trucker, "ice road" thing going on there. >> jimmy: you will never see an ice road trucker wear that -- [ laughter ] >> i don't know -- >> jimmy: sweater vest in your life. >> it was like either that or like a poncho. i think that's really what we were going. >> jimmy: we might have poncho week on the show. that's a good idea, actually. i like ponchos. [ laughter ] are you -- what are you up to new year's eve? >> new year's eve, for those of you who --
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you know, especially a lot of young kids come. they -- "i want to go to new year's eve." it's basically what you see on tv but worse, okay? you're not allowed to drink. you're not allowed to do any kind of drugs and a ball drops. that's about it and that's it. that's all it's gonna be. the cops are really, really -- there's no fooling around with that anymore. and i'm sick of the ball. aren't you? it's like every year it's a ball, right? shouldn't it be something else? like, how about this? how about like all of the stuff they've taken from us at airport security, just one year, just like -- [ laughter ] lighters and knives and a vibrator, i don't care. break it up. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. exactly. -- people could even recognize their stuff. like, "that's my shampoo." that'd be fantastic. >> and that would be -- and that's the whole thing is like a lot of people go, "i want to get high and --" don't. 'cause -- in new york, you know pot is illegal? you know that, right? >> jimmy: yes. >> okay. cool. well, whoever made this set did not know that. [ laughter ] this is like a pothead's dream. >> jimmy: you could east the set, exactly. >> yeah. an edible set. 'cause pot is still illegal and i've actually seen, on new year's eve, like the cops will, you know, like basically arrest them, which is their job,
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and i get it, but arresting a pothead, it's just like -- it's -- there's no glory in it. 'cause they handcuff them, which is sad because it's like the most harmless of all the drugs. it's like the panda of the drug world. am i right? [ laughter ] i mean, really. i mean, like what are the police afraid of? "like, watch out, he's smoking pot. he might have a long story with no ending on it." [ laughter ] i mean, really. >> jimmy: you guys. you got ot go see dave attell at caroline's, december the 26th through the 30th. for information on the big time comedy show benefit for greg giraldo's family, check out our blog, latenightwithjimmyfallon.com. thank you so much for doing stuff for the troops and greg giraldo. you're a good man. dave attell, everybody! aaron neville performs next. come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ i'm gonna get it, i know i'm gonna get it. ♪
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>> announcer: tonight's holiday music is brought to you by pepsi max. "too much taste to be called a zero." [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest is a grammy winning singer with a legendary voice. he's here tonight to perform "tell me what kind of man jesus
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is" from his new album "i know i've been changed." a little help from the roots, please welcome aaron neville. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ananize ananize oh ananize ananize ♪ ♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is spoke to the wind and the wind ♪ ♪ stood still y'all ♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is oh, ananize ananize ♪ ♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is spoke to the wind and the wind stopped still ♪ ♪ y'all tell me what kind of man jesus is
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♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is oh, ananize ananize ♪ ♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is spoke to the sick and the sick got well y'all ♪ ♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, ananize ananize oh, ananize oh, ananize ♪ ♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is spoke to the dead and the dead did rise y'all ♪
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♪ tell me what kind of man jesus is ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's the way to do it, buddy. thank you so much! the one and only aaron neville! [ cheers and applause ] check out his new album "i know i've been changed." my thanks to james earl jones, david attell, aaron neville once again. [ cheers and applause ] our friends at pepsi max, the greatest band in late night, the roots right there, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] stay tuned for "carson daly," you guys. thanks a lot. have a good night and a wonderful holiday. by

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